Given the large engagement, especially of young children in virtual worlds, there has been a steady growth in research studies involving the social, educational and even emotional impact of virtual worlds on children. Yasutaka Tsutsui 's novel, Gaspard in the Morning , is the story of an individual immersed in the virtual world of a massively multiplayer online game. Register an Interest.

Students in the Virtual Reality degree will also take a critical approach to the study of gameplay, player interaction and community dynamics as well as the unique features of the numerous game platforms available in the marketplace. The first virtual world of this kind was Whyville.

Tweens and Reproductive Health in Virtual Worlds, ". As virtual world is a general term, the virtual environment supports varying degrees of play and gaming.